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I’ve been thinking a lot about what Mika posted about today. Life is stressful as anything at times for me as well and I think I know what he is talking about. Same wavelength mate.
Some things I am stressed about are:
- World Cup (getting it right)
- Living situation (I live in my office)
All stress levels going up and down at various times much like Mika mentioned. All in all, the more work I put into ’em, the better I usually feel about ’em. The stress just hits me at certain moments – not all the time.
Simplifying Life (Is this part of the answer?)
I am not sure if I am romanticizing it, but when I took the greyhound bus into Eugene, Oregon to move there with nothing more than a backpack to my name…that was simple. No shit, no worries. Of course, I am sure there was…but more shit typically = more worries.
Today, still living in my office, I travel a tonne…I feel like I am in transition and am not sure if life is that simple right now. Sometimes I think of Nick in Bali, and wonder how simple things seem there…of course, with a wife and child, it might not be as simply as I remember it….I guess I always think of Nick as a guy that keeps things simple. He will be in Berlin, helping us produce World Cup Blog. Being around him helps remind me of the simple stuff in life. I love that stuff.
Angela mentioned this weekend that she thought it’d be nice to have a piece of land and live off of it. Another bloke I met recently said his day is “living off the grid” and he might like to join ’em. Just thinking, What exactly does it mean to simplify life?
- Get rid of shit you don’t need
- Get rid of excess debt
- Have time where nothing is planned so that you can read, write, paint, run, talk – but it ain’t planned
What else can be done to simplify life? Google Search on Simplifying Life.